We found 27 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueSelect Everyday Health Premier near Belleair, FL.

Showing 1-16 of 27
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Barry Lynn Winton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1345 W Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Barry Winton's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winton include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), and heart valve disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Winton attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Winton's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ragab
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1988 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Ashraf Ragab works as a spine surgeon, alternative medicine practitioner, and orthopedist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Ragab's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Ragab's education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ragab's office for an appointment.

Read more
Featured message: Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Merrill Alan Krolick, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 330
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Merrill Krolick works as an adult cardiologist, vascular surgeon, and interventional cardiologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, pericarditis, and ventricular tachycardia. Dr. Krolick is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Krolick's education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Krolick (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting

All Interests: Chest CT Scan, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Enlarged ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Reddy Kethireddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1301 2nd Ave Southwest; Suite 301
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ravi Kethireddy is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Kethireddy has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, carotid artery disease, and heart attack. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Northside Hospital, and BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Kethireddy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kakatiya Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kethireddy (or staff) speaks Hindi.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $583
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $543
Dr. Emanuel L Javate, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
9677 Seminole Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Javate is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javate include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), endometrial biopsy, and cryosurgery. Dr. Javate takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Javate trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Carillon Surgery Center, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Santiago a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include hemorrhoid banding, biopsy, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santiago attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Santiago trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard B Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rudolph is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rudolph's clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. His professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Rudolph takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen K Saravanos, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Karen Saravanos' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Saravanos's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and endometrial biopsy. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Saravanos is conversant in Greek. She is affiliated with Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Herpes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine E Dadisman, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Katherine Dadisman's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dadisman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. On average, patients gave Dr. Dadisman a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Dadisman's professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Ellen Ritter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Brooke Ritter sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Sacred Heart Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ritter include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and sexual dysfunction. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ritter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hussein Kalahy Osman Mohamed, MD
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology, Transplant Surgery
1345 W. Bay Drive; Suite 304
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Hussein Osman-Mohamed is a transplant hepatologist and transplant surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus. Dr. Osman-Mohamed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Osman-Mohamed attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is conversant in Arabic.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy

All Interests: Hepatectomy, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Bile Duct Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Luis Gallastegui-Samame, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jose Gallastegui is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Gallastegui speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gallastegui include pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and heart stent placement. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, BayCare Physician Partners, and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 58
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542 - $929
Dr. Susan J Fosnot, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
401 Corbett Street; Suite 400
Belleair, FL
 

Dr. Susan Fosnot's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fosnot completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fosnot at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser Surgery, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Marie Cicco-Brown, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christine Cicco-Brown specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Cicco-Brown has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has indicated that her clinical interests include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), thyroid problems, and sinuplasty. She is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and Diagnostic Clinic. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cicco-Brown attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Neck Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, MRI, Sinuplasty

Dr. Henry Andrew Hazlitt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 400
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Henry Hazlitt is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Clearwater, FL, Safety Harbor, FL, and Largo, FL. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Hazlitt's areas of expertise include holter monitoring, cardiac electrophysiological study, and pacemaker. The average patient rating for Dr. Hazlitt is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hazlitt takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, and BayCare Physician Partners.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Heart Stent Placement, Stress Testing, Cardiac Electrophysiological Study, Holter ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $543 - $944
Dr. Diana C Connor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Diana Connor is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Connor trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Patients gave Dr. Connor an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Women's Care Florida and Morton Plant Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Breast Biopsy, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.